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Taken tetanus toxoid injection. Does it work for a long duration? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Have a general question
User:I have taken a tetnus toxide shot in XXXXXXX end 2013
User:I have got pricked by a nail yesterday evening
User:do I need a shot again
User:kindly advise
Doctor:You do not need the vaccination again
User:what is the validity post the shot in XXXXXXX 2013
Doctor:But you may observe for symptoms of infection in the area
Doctor:Then you may need antibiotics.
Doctor:10 years is the validity
User:What is the validity of the tetnus toxide shot
Doctor:Yes it is 10 years
User:a local doctor says 3 months
Doctor:You do not need another shot in 10 years.
User:ok thankyou
User:Any harm if some one takes another shot precautionary in 5 months
Doctor:Any other question?
Doctor:No harm in taking another shot
Doctor:But why take unnecessarily.
User:any side effects
Doctor:It is a very safe shot.
User:thank you
Doctor:There may be local swelling
User:no more querries
Doctor:Ok Bye for now
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